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Fees and Funding FAQs

How do I complete my financial registration?

How do I pay my fees?

  • Pay in full or in instalments (via Flywire)

    The University have partnered with Flywire to provide a facility for students to either pay their fees in full at enrolment and registration or to sign up to pay in instalments.

    This payment method allows international and home students to pay in their local currency.

    The benefits to students paying by Flywire include:

    • Convenient payment options from over 240 countries and territories worldwide in over 140 currencies
    • A variety of local payment methods including bank transfers, credit cards, e-wallets and more
    • Best Price Guarantee: if you find a better exchange rate at your bank within two hours
    • All-inclusive cost with no hidden fees
    • Around the clock multi-lingual support by live chat, email, and phone
    • Options to pay in instalments available on enrolment
    • Full payment tracking and visibility
    • Internal controls to ensure funds are secure and protected against fraud
  • What Payment Plans are available?

    During your Online Enrolment you will have the option to pay your fees in full, or to sign up to pay your tuition fees by a Payment Plan.

    Payment Plans will be set up through our Payment Plan provider Flywire, which will provide students with the choice to pay in a variety of currency and payment methods.

    For 2023-24, the standard tuition fee payment plan options are:

    Option 1: Pay a 25% instalment of outstanding fees due at enrolment followed by equal instalments on:

    • 1 December 2023
    • 1 February 2024
    • 1 April 2024

    Option 2: Pay a 25% instalment of outstanding fees due at enrolment followed by equal monthly instalments:

    • 1 December 2023
    • 1 January 2024
    • 1 February 2024
    • 1 March 2024
    • 1 April 2024
    • 1 May 2024
  • How can I pay my Payment Plan instalments?

    Available Payment Methods

    • Auto Card Pay – Auto Card Pay is an alternative way to pay your fees in instalments. Regular automatic credit or debit card payments can be made by registering a UK card, and the cardholder’s email address and contact details. This ensures your account is never overdue. Automatic reminder emails are sent to the cardholder 5 days prior to the payment dates and again after the payment has been collected.


    • International Currency Payments – Signing up to an International Currency Payment Plan allows you to continue making your instalment payments in your home currency, throughout your time at the university. Automatic reminder emails will be sent 10 and 5 days prior to the payment dates to allow you sufficient time to make your payment by your chosen method.
  • How do I sign up to a Payment Plan?

    Following signing up to pay your tuition fees by a Payment Plan in the Enrolment and Registration Portal, you will be sent an email in mid October providing you with instructions on how to sign up to a Payment Plan through the Payment Plan provider Flywire.

    To successfully sign up to a Payment Plan you must complete all steps set out in the email.

    Emails CANNOT be sent earlier than mid October so please keep an eye on your QUB email account for this email



  • Flywire exchange rates

    The Flywire portal provides competitive exchange rates and a range of payment options. Exchange rates are subject to fast moving changes on the international currency markets.

    Flywire offers a best price guarantee for international bank transfer payments, where if you are offered a better rate at your bank within two hours of booking a local currency bank transfer payment Flywire will match it.

I have SLC funding

  • Undergraduate loans

    Please refer to the link below for further information

    Tuition fees | Study | Queen's University Belfast (

    Eligible NI, GB and ROI students will be able to borrow the full cost of tuition from the Government, in the form of a tuition fee loan. The tuition fee loan is not means-tested and is available to all eligible students. Students can apply online for a tuition fee loan, maintenance loan and grant using the following links:

    Student Finance NI 

    Student Finance England 

    Student Finance Wales 

    Student Finance Scotland

    If you are an undergraduate student from NI, England, Wales or the EU, with a confirmed tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company (SLC), which covers your full tuition fees, we will confirm this directly with the SLC.

    Students from Scotland must submit their proof of tuition fee funding by email to 

    If you wish to be automatically assessed for the Queen’s Bursary please ensure that you agree to share your financial information from your student finance application with the University.

  • Postgraduate loans

    Students normally resident in Northern Ireland can apply online for a tuition fee loan at Student Finance NI. Your tuition fee loan will be paid directly to the University on your behalf.

    Students normally resident in Scotland can apply online for a tuition fee loan at Student Finance Scotland. Your tuition fee loan will be paid directly to the University on your behalf.

    Students normally resident in England and Wales can apply online for a tuition fee loan at Student Finance England or Student Finance Wales. Your tuition fee loan is paid directly to you. Therefore, students funding their Masters with this loan, must pay a minimum 33% deposit payment at enrolment, followed by equal payments at the end of January and April. These dates are line with the loan instalment payment dates. To sign up to this arrangement students should contact

  • I haven't received my SLC maintenance loan

    If you have applied for a maintenance loan and received confirmation of your funding, you should receive your maintenance loan into your bank account within 3-4 days of completing your registration with the university.

    If you do not receive it, please contact your funding authority to see if there has been a delay. If they confirm that it has not been delayed, please email and include your student support reference number and student number so that we can investigate this for you.

  • My SLC loan wont be approved before the start date of my course, is this a problem?

    If your SLC loan has not been approved before you enrol, please still indicate when registering that you expect SLC to be funding your tuition fees.

    If we do not receive your student loan payment by the end of Term 1 you must contact them to ask for an update and email this to us at 

    The Student Loans Company will pay your tuition fee loan directly to the University. This means that your tuition fees will never directly be charged to you, or the loan paid into your bank account, however you still need to reapply for funding for every year of study.

  • My circumstances have changed since I applied for my student finance, what do I do?

    If your annual household income has changed by more than 15% within the year, you can apply for a current year assessment by completing the form on the website, as you may be entitled to extra funding. 

I am externally sponsored 

  • I have a third party sponsor

    A sponsor letter will need to be provided at the beginning of each academic year, at enrolment and registration. Full details of what needs to be included in this letter are available in the External Sponsor section of this webpage   

    The sponsor letter should be uploaded in the E&R Portal during registration. Sponsor letters not uploaded in the E&R Portal can be emailed to 

    An invoice will normally be issued to sponsors in early November of each year. Payment is due 30 days from the date of invoice. The tuition fee liability will revert to the student if fees remain outstanding after this due date.

  • NHS Bursary

    Medical and Dental students

    In Northern Ireland, the Department of Health (DoH) provides bursaries for eligible medical and dental students. These bursaries are available for the fifth and later years of study in the UK.

    If you are a medical student and you expect your fees to be paid by the NHS Bursary Scheme you must first apply for a bursary with the NHS directly. Applications must be made within six months of the start of the academic year.

    If you require further assistance, please contact the NHS student helpline on 0300 330 1345 or visit the NHS website: NHS Bursaries

    Please note that failure to apply on time could result in you becoming personally liable for your fees.


    Nursing and Midwifery students

    Eligible students may have their fees paid for the duration of the three-year degree by the Department of Health (DoH) and may also receive a bursary – this is known as a ‘commissioned’ place. The bursary is intended to assist with daily living costs incurred while training and is awarded for each year of the three-year course; it will normally be paid in monthly instalments.

    To be eligible for a commissioned place, applicants must be an NI or EU national living in NI with settled status. Further conditions may apply.

    In order to find out more about the bursary, please contact the Bursary Administration Unit:

    Bursary Administration Unit
    Business Services Organisation 
    2 Franklin Street
    BT2 8DQ
     028 9536 3988 / 3818

  • What student loans do you accept for USA applicants

    Many US students opt to finance their studies at Queen’s through US Federal Loans. Queen’s is approved by the US Department of Education for participation in the Title IV Federal Loans programme. US Federal Loans are generally available to eligible students who will be undertaking Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programmes at Queen’s, except for medical and nursing programmes.

    Graduate students, or dependent undergraduate students and their parents, can normally borrow up to the full cost of attendance of their programme (including tuition, subsistence and airfare).

    Full details are available at US Loans and for further guidance, please contact the US Federal Loans Administrator at

How do I get a receipt of payment for my tuition fees?

  • Paying using Flywire

    A confirmation of payment will be provided at the point of payment. A further email will be sent by Flywire confirming that the payment has been sent to Queen's University Belfast.

  • Paying via telephone

    You can request a receipt when making a payment and this will be sent to you by email.


How much are my tuition fees?


Additional fees and course costs

  • Fees for resits

    The University recognises that the pandemic may also have caused some students to experience financial difficulties. As such, we have committed to providing fee-free resits for all students who have failed a module in 2022-23 to ensure that every student can access the opportunity to attempt to pass the module, and progress with their studies. This fee-free resit opportunity must be taken within the 2022-23 academic year.

  • Are there any additional course costs?

    Please refer to your course using the course finder at Queen's Coursefinder for UG, PG courses ( 

    Within the fees and funding section, any additional costs will be specified.


  • Do I have to pay a deposit?

    To see if you are required to pay a deposit for your course, please refer to the following link: Payment of deposits | International | Queen's University Belfast (

  • How do I pay my deposit?

    Queen’s University Belfast has partnered with Flywire to provide a simple and cost-effective payment method. This payment method allows international and home students to pay in their local currency.

    Flywire allows you to:

    • Pay in over 150 currencies.
    • Save money on bank fees and exchange.
    • Pay from any country and any bank.
    • Pay by bank transfer, credit and debit card and e-wallet solutions including Alipay & PayPal
    • Track your payment online 24/7
    • Receive email and text updates regarding your payment status.
    • 24/7 dedicated multilingual customer support.

    Please see the link below to make an online bank transfer by Flywire. 



  • Am I entitled to a refund?

    If you drop modules, take a leave of absence, withdraw from your programme or have overpaid for any reason, you may be entitled to a refund.

  • How much of a refund am I entitled to?

    For information on how your tuition fees may change in these circumstances, please refer to Section 5 Withdrawals and Refunds, of the Student Finance Framework.   and then scroll down and click the red box near the bottom of the screen called ’Student Finance Framework’.

  • How do I apply for a refund

    To begin the refund request please complete the form available at Refund Request Form

    Once you have completed the form, a member of the Student Finance Office staff will contact you about your refund. Staff are required to follow a strict approval process before refunds are made so the refund process can take several weeks particularly during busy periods such as Enrolment and Registration. Please note that refunds will be made via the original payment method (debit/credit card, Flywire, or direct bank transfer or if you used multiple methods of payments, you will receive a refund via the same combination of payment methods).

Student Support Fund

  • How do I apply?

    Students can only apply to the Student Support and University's Financial Assistance Fund using an ONLINE application, available by logging into their Qsis Student Account at , Once logged into Qsis the application can be found by clicking into the ‘Finances/Financial aid’ section.

    Full details are available at Student Financial Support | Study | Queen's University Belfast (

  • How do I submit my supporting documentation?

    The University assesses applications in line with the Conditions of Funding set by the Department for the Economy which requires an assessment of a student's access to funding and their living costs. We are required to assess a student’s access to funding and their living costs.

    You will be required to submit the following supporting documentation with your online application which you will be asked to upload during the application process on the Document Management page:

    • bank statements from all your accounts for the two months prior to your application date to show your income and living costs. This includes all accounts you have access to including, digital savings accounts, ISAs, cryptocurrency, social media wallets, overseas accounts and shared accounts. These must be submitted in date order.
    • evidence of your accommodation or lease or mortgage - to understand your housing expenditure commitment. Tenancy agreements should be current and show your name.
    • evidence of your funding body or scholarship support, e.g., award letter - to understand the income level you receive.
    • a statement of any current benefits you are in receipt of

    Receipts for childcare costs

  • Can I apply more than once?

    Due to limited funds, second awards will not be considered in 2023-24 unless exceptional circumstances can be fully demonstrated and supported by documentary evidence .

  • How can I track the progress of my application?

    We update the Document Management page of your QSIS application when we are processing an application. If we require any further information, you will be notified by email and the Document Management page will reflect this.

    There is often a 6-week turnaround for processing applications.

  • What bank account details do I need to provide?

    Student Financial Support awards can only be paid into a UK bank account.

    Please note that we require your 8-digit account number and NOT your 16-digit card number.

    Please also provide your sort code.

Queens Bursary 

  • Am I eligible?

    The entitlement of full-time NI/GB undergraduate and PGCE students to the Queen’s Bursary is assessed based on household income of less than £19,204 and payment of fees of £4,710/ £9,000/£9,250.

  • How do I apply?

    Please complete Section 11 of your Student Finance application form to be assessed for eligibility.

  • How is it paid?

    Queen’s Bursary is paid directly into the bank account you have provided to Student Loans Company in February.

  • I should be eligible but haven't received a notification?

    Please check with your Education Authority that “Consent to share” your information has been given.

  • 1st year students – am I eligible?

    1st year student’s household income must be verified income. Please contact your Education Authority who can confirm what information is required to verify your income.


  • How do I pay my outstanding fees from previous years?

    To pay your outstanding tuition fees from a previous year please telephone 02896 202020 

  • I disagree with my fee status

    Fee status | Study | Queen's University Belfast (

    In most cases fee status cannot be changed after you have registered at the University, however it may be possible in very limited circumstances.  Please note that if you are classified as International for fee purposes, and you obtain 'Indefinite Leave to Remain' after the first day of the first academic year of your programme (1 September in the year that your programme started), or if you subsequently acquire three years’ residence in the UK, your fee status will not change.

    Further details of the exceptional circumstances under which fee status may change are listed on the UKCISA website.

    However, if you think the University has incorrectly applied the regulations in assessing your status for tuition fee purposes, it is possible to appeal this decision.

    The Student Finance Framework has been developed by the University to provide a consolidated guide on all matters which have an impact on tuition fees and associated charges. The Framework also includes a Fee Appeals Process.  The Student Finance Framework and full details of the Fee Appeals Process (contained within Section 9 of the Framework document) including information on the Grounds for an Appeal are available here.

    Appeals should be submitted to the office of the Director of Finance in the first instance (

  • Cost of living in Belfast

    Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK (Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2023).

    Belfast has the lowest student rent in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index 2020).

    To see how Queen’s compare to other universities in terms of key costs, please visit Cost of living | About | Queen's University Belfast (

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  • Can I pay my fees by bank transfer to Queen's University's bank account

    The University does not permit payment directly to their bank account for tuition fees. Payment made in this way will be returned directly to the originating bank. This can take from 8-12 weeks and may be subject to an administration charge